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[ GW-BL-001 ] Beijing-Tibet by train (6 Day)

Beijing, the heart of Chinese politics and society with long history, is situated in the northeastern part of China. 3 whole days tour will take you to
explore Beijing’s ancient past and enjoy its exciting modern development. Leave from Beijing, you will board on the train to Lhasa, which is the
world’s highest railway --- Qinghai-Tibet Railway. You will be appreciated the great and picturesque scene of Tibetan countryside as the train
trundle along the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.

Information Links: Qinghai-Tibet Railway was opened greatly to take more advantages to enter Tibet. The Qinghai-Tibet Railway, starting in
Xining, the capital of Qinghai province, and ending in Lhasa, began full operation from July 1st 2006. It symbolizes Tibet's historical
inaccessibility via railway. The total distance from Lhasa to Xining by railway is 1,956 kilometers, and it is the world's highest railway extending
for the longest distance through a plateau of permanent frost. The train is equipped with oxygen-supplying equipment to escape the altitude
sickness.
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Day 1 Arrive
Beijing

Arrive in Beijing, the capital of China. Transfer to the hotel on arrival. (No meal)

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Day 2 Beijing

Begin the day’s activity with a visit to Tian’anmen Square, the largest urban square in the world. Tian’anmen was
built in 1417 and served as the entrance gate to the Imperial Palace. Move on to visit the Imperial Palace, well-known
as Forbidden City which is the large scale construction of the palace extended from 1406 to 1420. It was the
imperial palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties. 24 emperors lived and ruled China from here. In the afternoon,
visit the enchanting Summer Palace, the largest and best-preserved imperial garden in China. As a masterpiece of
Chinese landscape garden design, it integrates the natural landscape of hills and open water with manmade
features such as pavilions, halls, palaces, temples and bridges into a harmonious and aesthetically exceptional
whole. (B,L,D)

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Day 3 Beijing

Today’s highlight is the visit to the Great Wa ll (Badaling or Juyongguan Section), one of the “Seven Wonders of the
World” and a symbol of Chinese civilization. Just like a gigantic dragon, the Great Wall winds up and down across
mountains. Then, drive to visit the statue-lined Shenlu (Spirit Road) leading to the Ming Tombs, here you can see
some marvelous stone sculptures. The Ming Tombs area is for 13 deceased emperors of the Ming Dynasty. Visit the
Changling Tomb which is the largest of the 13 as you can imagine it is quite impressive. Olympic Park and outside
view
the National Stadium (Bird's Nest, no entry) and the National Aquatics Center (Water Cube, no entry), which are
the main stadium of the 29th Olympiad in 2008. You could have your pictures taken by these marvelous buildings!
(B,L,D)

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Day 4 Beijing-
Lhasa
In the morning, visit Temple of Heaven, built in 1420 A.D., which was originally the platform to offer sacrifices to
Heaven during Ming and Qing Dynasties. The buildings and parklands reflect an ancient Chinese thought of “the
Heaven is round and the earth is square”. The afternoon is free. Take an evening flight to Lhasa with soft sleeper
(the 1st class in China, 4 persons sharing one cabin). (B)
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Day 5 On the
Train

Railway in Tibet


On the sky train via Xian, Lanzhou, Xining and Golmud. (No meal)

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Day 6 Arrive in
Lhasa

Arrive in Lhasa. (NO service in Tibet)

Note: B-Breakfast  L-Lunch  D-Dinner 
 
Standard A ( for 4-star hotel )
Beijing: xxxxSunny Capital Hotel
Xining:xxxXining Hotel
Lhasa: xxx Hotel Kychu
Xigatse: xxxShan Dong Hotel
Chengdu: xxxxTian Ren Grand Hotel?
Shanghai: xxxxShanghai Hotel


Price:


Suitable for 1pax (with single room): USD1095--pp

Suitable for 2-5pax (with twin sharing room): USD785--pp

Suitable for 6-9pax (with twin sharing room): USD645--pp

Include:

  1. 3 nights twin sharing or single room accommodation with buffet breakfast
  2. Train ticket: Beijing-Lhasa
  3. Lunch and Dinner as mentioned in the itinerary
  4. (first) Entrance fee mentioned above
  5. English speaking accompanying guide through out program on all days with excursions
  6. All Transfers specified in the itinerary by air-conditioned vehicle 

Exclude:

  1. International Flight and airport tax
  2. Tips, personal expenses
  3. Transfer for “day at leisure”
  4. Guide Service during the plane and train
  5. Service in Tibet included Travel Permit to Tibet
 
 
 
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